Showing posts with label #Toddlerfun. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #Toddlerfun. Show all posts

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Review // Sands Alive Cake Shop

Recently I decided I would try and do more sensory play with Rupert, in a bid to get him to experience new things and my end goal of getting him to actually eat.

We have played with play foam, play doh, water beads, and his favourite so far....magic sand!
So when we were sent Sands Alive Cake Shop kit from John Adams I knew he would love to make up some cakes.



What comes in the kit;
1 play tray,
1 pack of normal coloured sand.
1 pack of pink sand,
2 rolling pins,
3 cake moulds.


Ru and I both love the strange feel to Sands Alive, Ru is a big pink fan, so he instantly was drawn to the bright pink sand and was keen to make some cakes.
He first had to squash it all down so it completely covered the play tray, once it was fully covered could he begin playing.

We tried out the cupcake mould first and we were both pretty impressed at how cool it came out.
Every cake I made, he destroyed!
He then re did it himself and looked very pleased with himself.


He loved the fact that the rolling pins left imprints on the sand and would roll it all out and then point to all the different fruit he could see.


For a fun filled sensory play session Sands Alive was perfect and it kept him busy for at least half an hour!

The Sands Alive sand is great as it never drys out and even when mixed in together it still looks pretty.
Perfect for getting out time and time again.
Knowing that the money you spent isn't going to be wasted and end up in the bin after only a couple of times of being played with.


It's Ru's birthday coming up next month and I know I'll be suggesting Sands Alive kits as present ideas.


You can find Sands Alive Cake Shop from Argos for £19.99




Monday, 30 January 2017

The Wheels On The Digger Go Round and Round

Rupert loves pretty much anything with wheels!
Even round about at the park, he would much rather lay on the floor and watch them than actually sit on the roundabout!

Jon apparently was the same when he was young.

Ru always has a car in his hand, or a couple shoved in his pockets when we venture out and about.

He recently has been enjoying playing with some new JCB wheel loaders.


JCB explore offer a great range of diggers of all sizes and models.
Perfect for little ones to let their imaginations run wild.
Ru likes to re an act cars and pretends his wheel loaders are the tractors in the film which Mator an Lightning scare.

For a child who isn't big on role play, its wonderful seeing him act out one of his favourite films.


He's getting quite a collection now and his digger line up is nearly as impressive as his cars line ups.

The large Wheel Loader is available on amazon for £12.68, suitable for ages 3+.
The mini Wheel Loader is available over on JCB explore for £3.99 suitable for ages 1+.
Both are perfect for indoor and outdoor play!



Do you have a digger crazy child?


**We are brand ambassadors for JCB kids, Toys were sent for the purpose of this post.




Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Fun Things To Do In Kent // Hollywood Bowl Maidstone


I haven't been bowling for god knows, so when I was invited to go along to Hollywood Bowl Maidstone with the boys I was more than up for it.

When I was invited Jon had just had his nose operation, so I had to hold it off for a week or two and then our weekends just became a bit too hectic, so I decide it would be a good idea just to go with Ru and Jon.

Rupert has never been bowling and I wasn't sure how he would deal with it.


Our lane was booked for 12pm on a Wednesday, I thought perfect it shouldn't be too busy and if he does have a massive melt down, there wont be much of an audience to witness it.


Ru was unsure to start with, but he loved his bowling shoes, and took a liking to one of the staff members straight away!


He did have a mini tantrum when he had to wait for his turn, but nothing a balloon handed to him from his new favourite person couldn't fix!


Ru was ace, he loved watching the ball roll down the alley and hit the skittles, he'd do a little happy dance when they fell over.
He even managed to get 2 strikes, I didn't even manage one!
Every time he got a strike a staff member would come over and give him a sticker!

I loved this and thought it was a great idea, I've never had that at any other bowling alley.
Ru loved it too as it meant his "star" would come over and give him a high five.


Ru was of course the winner and completely wiped the floor with us, I came second and poor old Jon with his bad back came last!


After our game was up we went off to the diner and had some lunch.
When we were told we would be having food as well we didn't really expect much.
Bowling alleys and food has never really wowed me before.

We were blown away, we all had burgers and they all came out looking amazing!
Presented on chopping boards with brioche buns there was nothing not to like about them.

Ru even dived head first into his burger!
(For a child who doesn't really eat that is a good sign!)


After we had finished eating we headed to the arcade part as no bowling trip is complete without a go at trying to win a teddy!
Jon came so close TWICE, but right at the last minute the teddy dropped!
I think I was more gutted than Ru was.


I never thought taking Ru bowling would be so fun, but its something we are going to be doing again!
He loved it, we loved it, the staff were AMAZING and Hollywood Bowl has to be one of the best bowling alleys I've ever been too!


With half term coming up its definitely something to put on your to do list!